Thinking about Art School
Art schools aren’t just for the person who paints, or draws. Art
schools are for those individuals who have talents in animation,
advertising design, audio producing, game design, graphics
design, fashion design, interior design, film
production, photography, video, music, and web design.
Dance, theater, and film design are also areas that art schools
have classes for. When you are thinking about choosing an
art school, there are some things that you need to take into
How much time do you have to spend toward art school, are
you wanting a degree, or simply classes that will polish your
craft? What are your future goals? Are you wanting to be in
the business within a year? Five years? By knowing which schools
offer the type of class for your time line, it will weed down
the art school prospects on the list.
How much money can you dedicate to art school? Are you wanting
an art school in your area, or are you willing to relocate
to attend an art school
that has special emphasis on your craft? Will you be paying
your own way, or will you have the help of your family, or
a student loan?
You need to look at the art facility itself. You can usually
plan a day to visit the institute to see if it is the one
for you. You should look at things like the availability
of equipment at the schools per student ratio. If you in
the graphic arts, you would want to make sure that the school
is equipped with the proper amount of studio space, as
well the types of classes that fit into your style of dance.
If your emphasis is on music, is the equipment up to date?
How much studio time can you be guaranteed?
You should also do a general
research about the art school that you are thinking about
attending, and get to know the faculty. Some schools will
allow you to sit in on classes to see if that school and teaching
method are what you are looking for. Talk to the college
alumni for your major to learn more about their experience.